Supposedly, Paris is not known for having great artisan coffee. Living in the Bay Area, where there are many artisan cafes and coffee roasters, I’ve been spoiled in terms of good coffee. My first mission upon my arrival in Paris was to find some good artisan coffee. Listed in Patricia Well’s “Food Lover’s Guide to Paris” is Coutume Cafe in the 7th. Even though on our map Coutume is only about 1/2 mile from our studio, we got lost and ended up walking about 2 miles in rainy weather before finally finding Coutume. The atmosphere is French hipster and the coffee is excellent, as good as the better cafes in San Francisco. I ordered a latte and bought 250gr (1/2 lb) of coffee for brewing at home.